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author Patrick J Volkerding <volkerdi@slackware.com>2013-11-04 17:08:47 +0000
committer Eric Hameleers <alien@slackware.com>2018-05-31 22:57:36 +0200
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Slackware 14.1slackware-14.1
Mon Nov 4 17:08:47 UTC 2013 Slackware 14.1 x86_64 stable is released! It's been another interesting release cycle here at Slackware bringing new features like support for UEFI machines, updated compilers and development tools, the switch from MySQL to MariaDB, and many more improvements throughout the system. Thanks to the team, the upstream developers, the dedicated Slackware community, and everyone else who pitched in to help make this release a reality. The ISOs are off to be replicated, a 6 CD-ROM 32-bit set and a dual-sided 32-bit/64-bit x86/x86_64 DVD. Please consider supporting the Slackware project by picking up a copy from store.slackware.com. We're taking pre-orders now, and offer a discount if you sign up for a subscription. Have fun! :-)
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-Welcome to Slackware 14.0! (64-bit x86_64 edition)
+Welcome to Slackware 14.1! (64-bit x86_64 edition)
-Slackware 14.0 is a complete distribution of the Linux operating system.
+Slackware 14.1 is a complete distribution of the Linux operating system.
-Here are some versions of major components of Slackware 14.0:
+Here are some versions of major components of Slackware 14.1:
-- Linux kernel 3.2.29
-- C compiler gcc-4.7.1
-- Binutils 2.22.52.0.2
-- GNU C Library glibc-2.15
+- Linux kernel 3.10.17
+- C compiler gcc-4.8.2
+- Binutils 2.23.52.0.1
+- GNU C Library glibc-2.17
- X Window System X11R7.7
-- KDE 4.8.5
-- Xfce 4.10.0
+- KDE 4.10.5
+- Xfce 4.10.1
For installation instructions, see the file 'Slackware-HOWTO'.
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ For important hints about this release, see the file 'CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT'.
These are some of the important files and directories found on the Slackware
FTP site:
- ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.0/
+ ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.1/
Thanks to cwo.com for continuing to help us with hosting for our web site,
and to the OSU Open Source Lab for hosting our archives at ftp.slackware.com
@@ -30,16 +30,17 @@ If you're reading this on a CD-ROM, these directories will probably be
split across several discs.
.
-|-- ANNOUNCE.14.0 Announcement for Slackware 14.0.
+|-- ANNOUNCE.14.1 Announcement for Slackware 14.1.
|-- BOOTING.TXT Tips for troubleshooting boot problems.
-|-- CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT A summary of major changes from Slackware 13.37
-| to 14.0 and common pitfalls.
+|-- CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT A summary of major changes from Slackware 14.0
+| to 14.1 and common pitfalls.
|-- CHECKSUMS.md5 MD5 format file checksums.
|-- COPYING The GNU Public License, version 2.
|-- COPYING3 The GNU Public License, version 3.
|-- COPYRIGHT.TXT Slackware copyright and trademark information.
|-- CRYPTO_NOTICE.TXT Legal information about encryption in Slackware.
|-- ChangeLog.txt Log of system changes.
+|-- EFI/ Boot files for UEFI systems.
|-- FILELIST.TXT List of files on the Slackware FTP site.
|-- GPG-KEY The GnuPG key used to verify Slackware packages.
|-- PACKAGES.TXT A detailed list of the core Slackware packages.
@@ -51,6 +52,7 @@ split across several discs.
| (including the /, if you want).
|-- README_RAID.TXT Information about installing Slackware using the
| kernel's Software RAID (md) levels.
+|-- README_UEFI.TXT Instructions for installing on UEFI machines.
|-- SPEAKUP_DOCS.TXT Documentation for the Speakup speech synth software.
|-- SPEAK_INSTALL.TXT How to install with Speakup speech synthesis.
|
@@ -60,7 +62,7 @@ split across several discs.
|-- extra/ Extra packages for Slackware like:
| | aspell-word-lists, bash-completion, bittornado,
| | bittorrent, brltty, emacspeak, mplayerplug-in,
-| | partitionmanager, recordmydesktop, tightvnc, wicd,
+| | partitionmanager, recordmydesktop, tigervnc, wicd,
| | and xf86-video-fbdev. Scripts are also included to
| | repackage some non-redistributable binaries into
| | Slackware packages: google-chrome, java, and
@@ -78,16 +80,16 @@ split across several discs.
| |
| `-- initrd.img Installation initrd (can also be loaded with Loadlin)
|
-|-- kernels/ Precompiled Linux 3.2.29 kernel images.
+|-- kernels/ Precompiled Linux 3.10.17 kernel images.
| |
| `-- huge.s The default standard install kernel for Slackware.
| This supports pretty much everything in the
-| 3.2.29 kernel, including Speakup. This kernel
+| 3.10.17 kernel, including Speakup. This kernel
| requires an x86_64 (also known as AMD64, EM64T, or
| Intel 64) capable 64-bit CPU.
|
|-- slackware64/ This directory contains the core software packages
-| | for Slackware 14.0.
+| | for Slackware 14.1.
| |
| |-- a/ The A (base) package series.
| |-- ap/ The AP (applications) package series.
@@ -129,18 +131,10 @@ split across several discs.
|
|-- testing/ This directory contains packages being tested
| | for possible use in future versions of Slackware.
-| | Here you'll find rp-pppoe-3.11, a user-space PPPoE
-| | client, which came in just a bit too late to be
-| | tested for inclusion in the main tree.
-| | Also included are config files for more recent
-| | branches of the Linux kernel.
-| | Finally, there are newer versions of libdrm and
-| | the X video drivers nouveau, ati, and intel.
-| | These alternate drivers require the libdrm
-| | update, so be sure to install that if you try
-| | them. These weren't included in the main tree
-| | because Mesa is not yet compile-ready for this
-| | version of libdrm.
+| | For this release, it contains efibootmgr-0.6.0
+| | and sample kernel configuration files for an
+| | older LTS kernel (3.4.66), as well as the latest
+| | kernel (3.12).
| |
| `--- source/ This directory contains source code for the
| packages in testing.
@@ -160,7 +154,7 @@ split across several discs.
If you like Slackware, please consider supporting the project by becoming
-a Slackware subscriber. The announcement (ANNOUNCE_14.0) in this directory
+a Slackware subscriber. The announcement (ANNOUNCE_14.1) in this directory
has information about ordering or subscribing to the Slackware CD-ROM or
DVD releases. Note that the x86_64 release is only available as part of the
DVD. You can find out about ordering Slackware on media, or read more about